Today’s legal issues aren’t so simple.
There are laws on the books, and those laws can be enforced.
But there are also those laws that may not be enforced in the first place.
For instance, it’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol or marijuana, and it’s against the law to have a gun in your car.
There’s also a lack of clarity about what constitutes a medical condition, and which medical conditions qualify for marijuana and alcohol-based medications.
There’s also confusion about how the federal government views marijuana and its use.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) defines marijuana as a Schedule 1 controlled substance.
That designation is reserved for substances that the DEA considers to have no currently accepted medical use.
Some states, including Alaska, Arizona, and Colorado, have approved marijuana for medical purposes, while others, including Washington and Oregon, have not.
But that’s not how the DEA views it.
The agency has been issuing guidance to federal agencies, state agencies, and local governments on marijuana policy and how to handle it, but it’s not clear exactly how they will be enforced, or if they will change anytime soon.
The DEA does have an enforcement policy, which is called the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
The CSA defines marijuana the same way it defines heroin, LSD, and other drugs: with the same penalties as those associated with those drugs.
However, the CSA does not require that the drug be legal for recreational use, which includes use for personal use and medicinal purposes.
That means some states may have some sort of marijuana law, but they may not enforce it.
If you have any questions or comments about this story, contact the ACLU of Oregon at 503-294-2434.